Junk Food really Junk?

One of my coworkers is a pretty healthy conscious person. Not health nut kind of person, but he likes to play sports, be active and eat good food. I think being around him has made me think a little more about what eat, even though he has never even mentioned a word about food. It has been some time since I ate junk food, I have been eating a home quite a bit or eating at the less greasy food places and I have noticed a huge change. Junk food now makes me sick. Whenever I eat food from one of the places that has lots of grease my stomach just kind of rejects the food. I get a bloated feeling and without energy. The first couple of times it happened I thought I was sick and considered going to the doctor, but then I started to see the pattern that every time I ate some of that food it just made me sick.

I am not sure if it is the low grade meat that some of those places use, but I am starting to get more and more grossed out by them. I think the only two places that I can stomach now are hardees and sonic… but the BK, McD`s and Wendy`s seem to be completely being rejected by my body. I have not gone to taco hell in months.

I worked at McD`s for 3 years during High School. I blame their fries and chicken nuggets for most of my weight spike. I cannot eat a lot of their fries anymore, but those nuggets are still tasty. Their burgers are what has made me feel pretty horrible when I eat them. I have not started working out as consistently as I would like, but soccer should be beginning soon and I need to get my stamina up so I can last a 90 minute match again. I should start running and with the weather cooperating that might start this week, I cannot stand running on a thread mill.

Taking junk food out of my diet should be a good thing. I just wish it was more of me being conscious about no eating anymore rather than my body literally rejecting it. I guess I should take it as a good thing. It is amazing that I can have strong will power for some things but when it comes to food I seem to be helpless. I guess that is just another area of my life that I need to buckle up for and take control of.

Can you learn rhythm

I am not talking about the rhythm method, that`s what my parents were using when they had me. This week I watched some of dancing with the Stars. I have to admit it was not as good as I thought it was going to be, except for laughing out loud when the dance coach also called Joey Fatone, The Fat-one. The whole fat thing and how it is funny is another good post, but we are just talking bout rhythm here.

KC has a pretty healthy dancing community when it comes to latin dances. You can find a good party every single weekend, and even though it helps to be personal friends with one of the DJ’s there are plenty of ways to find a club that is going to be playing some great music. There are two groups of people that go out to the clubs to dance latin music. I belong to the group of people that grew up with latin music around them, I learned to dance because my Mom taught me how. The second group are the ones that learned from a dance studio… and do I dare to say, they have no rhythm…

I know I am being unfair because not simply because you grew up around the music you know how to feel the music. I see that every weekend too, other latin people trying to do a dance that does not look anything like it is supposed to, worse yet they are so lost that the music is going one way and they are going another. I am only talking here about the people that can actually dance and stay with the music. Some know how to because they feel it, some know because they have been trained to do a movement with the beat.

My Mom loves to dance, and knows how to do must of the latin dances including Tango and “Paso-Doble.” I can follow her dancing those two, but I am really good at Salsa and Merengue. I have said it before, I am a total dancing fool. I hear a beat (even in a commercial) and I want to dance. My Mom also loves Ballroom dancing and watched it every time it was on TV. I also learned to love to watch the perfectly choreographed couples move on the dancefloor. They knew the steps and performed them with great accuracy, but did they feel the music? Do they have what I call rhythm?

No one is going to pay money to watch me dance like they do professional dancers; better yet, no one is ever going to pay for a dance lesson from me. I dance because it is fun and it makes me happy, I love feeling the music and it is one of the experiences where I feel like something is actully in my blood. A perfect example of this is the movie Dance with me that stars Chayanne and “Wilhelmina” or Vanessa Williams as she was known back then before Ugly Betty. You can see in the movie how different the two ways of dancing are. There is also a glympce of it in the movie Center Stage. When you dance to have fun and actually feel the music, it is a lot more beautiful than if you are repeating steps that coincide with a beat.

I have danced with people that learned dancing from just going out and having fun, and those that are trainned in a dance studio. I have no fun when I dance with someone that is not feeling the music, but its very mechanical about what they are doing. I am sure there are professional dancers out there that love to dance and actually know how to feel the music. Most of the professional dancers I saw in dancing with the stars looked like people that see dancing as a job. At that moment when it becomes a job, it takes the fun out of it.

Rhythm is something you feel inside for me, not something that can be taught. You can learn the steps from someone else, but the real lesson is how to actually feel the music. Have fun out there dancing.

Feast One Hundred & Thirty Six

Another Friday, another Feast!

Who is your favorite news anchor/reporter? Why?
Anderson Cooper, to me he has credibility as a reporter and journalist… the emotion that he displayed during Katrina was genuine and that impressed me.

Name 3 foods that are currently in your freezer.
Chicken, Sausage and Corn dogs.

If you were to have the opportunity to name a new town or city, what would you call it?
Logtar`s Hills… its funny because I had a couple of people already saying that I am the ruler of the people of the hill.

Main Course
What will most likely be the next book you read?
The Harry Potter collection before the next book.

What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?
Eyes for sure. Believe it or not I am more interested on someone`s mind, and soul than body.

HNT Rosary


HNT – Nakked hand.

Actually the star of the post is the Rosary my Mom gave me. I have another chain that I wear around my neck that she also gave me. I use them both to remember what is important in life to me, God and Family.

Buscando FOLLÓN

Caption: “El calentamiento de la Tierra esta Matando Ranitas!”

So what the heck is follon? and what does it have to do with a crying baby in a frog custom. Ok, follow my train of thought…

I was listening to the following song… Lola by Pastora, the main chorus goes like this…

No me llames Dolores, llámame Lola
Don’t call me Dolores, call me Lola

La que siempre va sola por Barcelona
The one that always goes by herself through Barcelona

buscando follón.
Looking for ????.

A good friend told me that Follon was an euphemisn for sex, and even though I believed her I was always bothered by a song that would just use it if was just that… well, it sounded almost like performing the act and the way the girl says it in the song it does insinuate it. I enjoy the song quite a bit, it has the certain club beat to it that is not quite too much to listen to at chill time. So hearing the song I started to wonder again if Follon was literal or not, so google served me right and found me the definition of the word… I first translated it from Spanish to Spanish… wait, what?

I said, follow the train of thought. The song is from Spain and while they speak Spanish, it is not the same Spanish I speak persay… so I got the translation to “alboroto” or “monton.” “alboroto” means commotion and “monton” means bunch. So the song made a little more sense, she is just looking to cause some trouble 😉

I was still not satisfied with the whole thing, because I was not sure if it was used as an euphemism or not and my Spanish friends were not online… so I went to the next best source. Flickr, had to have some pictures tagged with follon… and they did. That is where I found the crying baby… only that I immediatly cracked up, the same friend had been all up and arms about Global warming… how can there not be global warming if my little frogs are dying! she had said… that is where I got the inspiration for my caption: “Global Warming is Killing Little Frogs!”